Eat like a German - German Recipe:
Wafers (Backoblaten)

Wafers (Backoblaten)
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Serves: 40 Wafers

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The Oblaten wafers, which may serve as the bottoms of any cookie, look like Communion wafers and are actually made in the same manner.

Oblaten is a wafer type of cookie that is used in many Norwegian and German recipes and desserts. This is a thin cookie that normally measures about 5 inches across, making this a large wafer. Oblaten can be made using specific machines in warehouses for businesses claiming old recipe, but the old recipe is only used by families in Germany and has not been released to the general public for mass production, as the recipe has not been used for many years.

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  • 1 C plus 2 Tbsp flour
  • ΒΌ C Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/3 C Margarine
  • 2-3 Tbsp Water


Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Combine flour, sugar, vanilla sugar**, and salt. Mix well. Cut margarine into mixture with a pastry blender. Add just enough water to make a smooth dough.

Roll out VERY thin. Cut into circles with biscuit cutter of appropriate size. Place on baking sheet.

Bake for app. 8 minutes, or until golden brown.

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